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QNAP TS-364-4G 3-bay NAS Review

Rating: 8.0.

QNAP have long been champions of the 3-bay NAS, from entry-level models up to those with even 10GbE SFP+ connectivity. The latest model to join the clan is the TS-364, which comes with 2.5GbE support and a pair of M.2 NVMe slots. Price around the £450 mark, we put this NAS through its paces and find out what it is capable of.

The TS-364-4G is powered by either an Intel Celeron N5105 or N5095 quad-core CPU. Our review sample came with the N5105 (2.00GHz, burst up to 2.9GHz) fitted. The processor also provides an AES-NI hardware encryption engine and hardware-accelerated transcoding. The TS-364-4G comes with 4GB of DDR4-2666MHz memory as standard but if you feel the need for more memory then it's not a problem as the motherboard / CPU of the TS-364 supports up to 16GB of RAM via two SODIMM slots.

QNAP quotes Sequential throughput performance for the TS-364-4G as up to 271MB/s for reads and up to 251MB/s for writes. QNAP has also equipped the TS-364 with a pair of M.2 PCIe Gen 3 NVMe slots that can be used for storage pools, cache acceleration or Edge TPU for AI image recognition which is all good but on the downside, the slots only run at x2 speed.

QNAP back the TS-364-4G with a 2-year warranty but this can be extended up to 5 years by purchasing a warranty extension.

Physical Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N5105 (2.00GHz, burst up to 2.9GHz).
  • Memory: 4GB DDR4-2666MHz.
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports: 1 x 2.5GbE.
  • Rear panel connectors: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x HDMI 1.4b.
  • Front panel connectors: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1.
  • RAID support: JBOD, RAID 0,1, 5.
  • Cooling: 1 x 92mm.
  • Drive Bays Supported: 3.
  • Maximum hard drive size supported: 18TB.
  • Maximum Capacity: 54TB (3 x 18TB, 20TB drive compatibility not listed) at time of writing.
  • Internal File System support: EXT4.
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 260 x 150 x 142mm.
  • Weight: 1.64kg.

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